Sulphur, LA


Highest Appreciating Sulphur Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sulphur, LA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Sulphur Housing Market Information

With 20,189 people, 7,699 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $129,006, house prices in Sulphur are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sulphur, accounting for 72.00% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sulphur include mobile homes or trailers ( 14.90%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.38%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.85%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Sulphur. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 69.09% of Sulphur's homes, and 70.69% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Sulphur built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Sulphur built between 1940-1969 ( 35.49%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 15.67%). There's also some housing in Sulphur built before 1939 ( 1.88%).

Sulphur Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Sulphur has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Sulphur real estate appreciated 23.85% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.16%, putting Sulphur in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Sulphur definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Sulphur appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Sulphur's appreciation rate has been 2.82%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Sulphur were at -0.21%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.83%.

Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Sulphur's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Sulphur differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sulphur - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Sulphur real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,130,000 0.0
$848,001 - $1,130,000 0.0
$565,001 - $848,000 2.0
$452,001 - $565,000 0.4
$339,001 - $452,000 1.6
$226,001 - $339,000 9.5
$113,001 - $226,000 46.0
$57,001 - $113,000 24.2
$0 - $57,000 16.2

High for LA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
60.4535333411461 34.4947735191638

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sulphur Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
78.26% 3.41% 9 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$981 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 69.09
Renters 30.91
Vacant 8.35

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 15.7
1970 - 1999 47.0
1940 - 1969 35.5
1939 or Older 1.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.0
Townhomes 0.6
Small Apt. Buildings 5.8
Apt. Complexes 6.4
Mobile Homes 14.9
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.99
1 Bedroom 5.58
2 Bedrooms 21.01
3 Bedrooms 58.64
4 Bedrooms 12.05
5 or more bedrooms 1.73